Tuesday, December 14, 2010
"Whether it's raining, snowing or just plain BLAH outside, the
Sharma family likes to sing Hannah Montana's 'Best of Both Worlds.'
We each take turns on the paper towel mic, dad included, and rock
out! Neighbors have even joined us a few times."
"We find that charity work always warms the heart, especially in
the winter. We volunteer at a local cat shelter-cleaning, playing
with the cats and helping with adoptions. My son has fun and gives
back at the same time."
"We love to ice skate inside. The children step on pieces of wax
paper and we skate around the living room."
"We have a dance party in the playroom. We all dance and jump
around and sing to the music and act crazy together. It's a great
way to beat winter blues and get your blood flowing. The kids love
it. They can scream and release their energy. Sometimes I even let
them jump on the couch (shhh, don't tell my husband!)."
"My kids and their friends hold the 'Winter Olympics,' mostly
sledding, but they compete and give each other scores and medals.
This usually lasts for months, so they have a ton of fun."
"We have a picnic on a really cold day-in the house. We dress in
our beach attire and pretend we're at the beach on a really hot
"We will spend a whole weekend at least once a winter
constructing a fort city, complete with a play kitchen, tunnels,
reading nook and various assortments of Polly Pockets and fairy
dolls and their own tiny blanket forts. We use cushions, pillows,
broomsticks and tons of blankets, throws and sheets. I think the
kids look forward all year to the monster creation in the
This article appeared in the
edition of Chicago Parent.